OUR MID-ATLANTIC STORY 2019

The annual Icelandair Mid-Atlantic Tradeshow was held in Reykjavík last week and Gentle Giants took an active part as usual. The tradeshow was held for the 27th time and this year around 700 participants from 21 countries joined the event. It offers an ideal setting for travel industry professionals from around the globe to meet, work together and exchange ideas, in Iceland – midway between Europe and North America.

It all started on Thursday 31st January with the official opening ceremony in Harpa Concert Hall, with great food, mingle and speeches.

The Friday 1st February was the big tradeshow day with business meetings in Laugardalshöll Sportshall. GG had a large fancy booth and over 50 meetings throughout the day with existing and potential buyers from Europe, North America and Asia. Our team members Daniel, Charla, Jóhanna and Stefán successfully presented our company and services that we offer from Húsavík, the Whale Capital of Iceland.

Icelandair Mid-Atlantic 2019 - Gentle Giants Whale Watching, Húsavík Iceland
Daniel, Charla, Jóhanna and Stefán having meetings at the GG booth. Photo: Visit North Iceland

Icelandair Mid-Atlantic 2019 - Gentle Giants Whale Watching, Húsavík Iceland
The famous "Captain Stefán" shots. Photo: Stefán Guðmundsson

The day ended with a gala evening filled with delicious food, fun entertainment, live music and dance in great company.

Icelandair Mid-Atlantic 2019 - Gentle Giants Whale Watching, Húsavík Iceland
GG team Daniel, Charla, Jóhanna and Stefán enjoying the gala evening.

Icelandair Mid-Atlantic 2019 - Gentle Giants Whale Watching, Húsavík IcelandGala evening photo booth.

The Saturday 2nd February started early as 29 travel industry professionals flew directly to Húsavík for a day excursion to experience what our destination has to offer. The programme included visiting museums, presentations from various tourism companies and ending the day in the newly opened GeoSea Geothermal Sea Baths. We welcomed the agents in our new headquarters Flóki, where we had a small gathering with mingle, good food and nice talks.

Icelandair Mid-Atlantic 2019 - Gentle Giants Whale Watching, Húsavík Iceland
A delicious buffet in Flóki ready for the travel agents. Photo: Charla Basran.

Icelandair Mid-Atlantic 2019 - Gentle Giants Whale Watching, Húsavík IcelandThe agents visiting Flóki. Photo: Charla Basran.

All in all, the Mid-Atlantic 2019 was very successful. We want to thank all the people who came to our booth, the agents who visited us in Húsavík and last but not least, the Icelandair organising committee for a memorable event. We are already looking forward to the next one in 2020!

-Daniel

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